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Don't Tempt Me

(Guthrie Brothers #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,985 ratings  ·  473 reviews
Love comes along when it's least wanted 

Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing h
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by HQN Books
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've been a Lori Foster fan for a while now and Don't Tempt Me was a great addition to her collection. Honor and Jason meet when Honor moves into Jason's neighborhood, which is what I would call a recovering neighborhood. There are a lot of fixer uppers at good deals and commerce is beginning to grow. Honor is loving her first home and is invested in its success. She is willing to work hard and learn. She is also very used to having only herself to count on so when her sexy neighbor Jason wants ...more
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lori Foster Fans, Romance
3.5 Life Lessons Learned Stars
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It's Live!!
People underestimate the power of reading romance novels, in my opinion. I have mentioned this in past reviews. This format allows authors to showcase so many situations of why people are the way they are...and then have them learn to remedy these issues and move forward. Now all books may not be masterpieces of literature...and some may tell their stories better than others...But if you allow the messages to sink in...there are life lessons
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4.5 Hunky Neighbor Stars!!

I really loved this book, classic Lori Foster!! Where to begin….. Don't Tempt Me starts when Honor moves into her new fixer upper house with the help of her BFF Lexie. Right off the bat her sexy neighbor Jason, his brother Hogan, and his adorable teen nephew Colt start to intrude in her very private, quite, and busy life, and things get a little bit crazy for her.

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Now about The Guthrie Brothers (and Colt)….the
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so eager to jump into another Lori Foster story; but this one just was a so so read for me. I am not quite sure what exactly made me find it just blah; but I did. I actually had a hard time becoming fully engaged with the characters. Jason Guthrie was the hero, and he became Honor Brown's neighbor when she moved in next door to him. Jason also had his brother and nephew living with him as well.

The bottom line is that I found this an ok read; but I wasn't excited about it. It won't make me
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, series
2.5 stars

Ooh boy, what to say about this one? To be honest, I just want to say, lacking effort. Foster's writing is a bit like Shalvis with its easy readability and tendency to stick to a formula. It's a formula I greatly enjoy but this one, especially with the main couple, felt completely uninspired. I don't feel like I really grew to know the hero at all and both the hero and heroine came off a bit ho-hum. I got way more from the secondary couples and especially the secondary romance, in which
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
DON’T TEMPT ME is one of the more special books I’ve read from Lori Foster. It’s a Contemporary Romance set in a small town and the story features two couples in a single book. While I’ve read many Foster books before, DON’T TEMPT ME was one of that hooked me from the very first page. I immediately fell in love with Honor Brown and Lexie Perkins. As best friends, they certainly get along, but they also couldn’t be more different to one another. While Honor is a little more reserved and independe ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5000-2019, aug-19
Don't Tempt Me, by Lori Foster, is the 1st book in her Guthrie Brothers series.
And what a great read it was!
A quick contemporary romance starring Jason and Honor. Honor with a troubled past, strives to make it on her own when she moves next door to strong, gorgeous and self-confident Jason who does everything in his power to break down those walls surrounding her.
Secondary characters are wonderful and the author shows us the power of not only romantic love but friendship love as well.

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ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Don't Tempt Me is all about new beginnings, courage, friendship and family.

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Sometimes, you grow up with a great family surrounding you, other times, you just have to make your own family - surround yourself by people you love and who love you back. The latter was the case for Honor in Don't Tempt Me. Because she moved to stay closer to her dying grand-dad, Honor really didn't have much tame for herself. Between her job, going to t
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was looking for a sweet, easy, moving, contemporary romance and that is just what I found in Don’t Tempt Me.

Honor is moving into a real “fix me upper”. Use to doing everything on her own, Honor is taken aback when her hot neighbor, his brother and his brother’s son come over to help. She doesn’t know how the ask or accept help which makes their first encounter quite rocky.

Honor puts everything into fixing her home, Jason can’t help but be impressed with Honor’s focus and conviction but he and
Whitley Birks
Jul 21, 2016 marked it as dnf
I couldn't handle the hero in this one. And not because he was the worst misogynist ever or anything like that. But that's a bit of the problem. He was one of those low-key, well-meaning types that's still so irritating and also you can't call them out on it because they'll be all "but I was helping!" Ugh, no, deal with plenty of those assholes in real life, I don't need them in my fiction.

(He was of the "woman living alone? but there's bad guys, she might get hurt! she totally needs a man. Lite
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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So I have a confession to make, this is the first book that I have read from Lori Foster. I know, I come it took me so long to finally read a book from this author? Well the answer must be that I must have been living under a rock or something. LOL. Well, as of right now all you Lori Foster fans out there just gained another reader to the club after I practically devoured Don’t Tempt Me.

Don’t Tempt Me was the perfect blend of
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First in a new series by Foster and all I could think about is OMG I can't wait for more! Amazing new characters who I absolutely couldn't get enough of.

Jason is an all around good guy and keeps busy fixing and building things for the people in his town. He is also is helping his widowed brother and nephew get back on their feet by living with him (see good guy). When Honor moves into the rundown house next door he feels not only protective towards her but he also wants to help even if she does
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Don't Tempt Me is the first book in Lori Foster's new Guthrie Brothers series. I thought this was a sweet, easy read. I enjoyed these characters. This book focuses more on Jason and Honor's relationship then Sullivan and Lexie's.

Honor moves into a "fixer-upper" in a up-and-coming neighborhood. She is used to doing things on her own. So when her (hot) new neighbor (Jason), his brother, and his nephew offer to help, she is shocked and a little reluctant to accept their help. Honor is determined t
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4.5 stars

Don't Tempt Me by Lori Foster is very different from anything I've ever read by her and that's not a bad thing, but if you are looking for the normal type of romance you get from her this is not it. Don't Tempt Me is on the sweeter side of romance although there are plenty of sexy times and while the men are hunky, strong, and alpha they aren't in your face alpha like her normal heroes. That all being said, I loved this book in that
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Better than Lori's usual, but still has the basic sameness of her books. Instead of being a virgin, Honor hasn't had sex for two years and has a slutty friend. The slutty friend (Lexi?) is 100 times more fun but despite her equal billing on the description we spent very little time with her and her match, Sullivan.

Lori tries to craft some reason why Honor is being so nuts about her Big Secret, but ultimately having a sick/dying grandfather is a crazypants thing to hide and she has a hard time c
** Received an eARC of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **

Romances like this don't usually catch my eye as much as more contemporary reads do, but this was definitely not bad. I mean it was totally cheesy, but the kind of cheesy that makes me weirdly very happy.

The main character is a typical damsel in distress but tries to do things on her own and here comes the new hunky neighbor who is Big and Strong and wants to protect her and fix her. Bring in the feisty best friend who
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I usually love Romance by Lori Foster and have read many of her older books that I just love. This one just doesn't do it for me. The hero, Jason, has insta lust the moment he meets the heroine, Honor, that even his annoyance with her arrival in the neighborhood can't temper. It's a rough area that the city is trying to rehabilitate and Jason doesn't feel she should live there, alone anyway.

Honor has bought this fixer-upper on her own and is so proud of that accomplishment. It needs a lot of wo
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As much as I love Lori Foster, this one just didn't click for me. I know you can't please everyone, so don't take my word for it. Definitely try it for yourself.

The writing, as per usual :) is spot on and the characters were all super nice (except for Lexi and Hogan - but they have their own brand of charisma *wink wink*) and they all had great characteristics that made them likable characters. My problem was that the heat and flare of chemistry that LF books are known for, that spark that leaps
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Coffee dates with Don’t Tempt Me

First Date: Don’t Tempt Me opens with Honor Brown driving a moving truck with her snarky BFF, Lexie Perkins. Honor has just purchased her first home, made possible by a program from the city to reinvigorate a neighborhood that has fallen into decline. Her new home was abandoned and is dire need of some TLC. As they pull up the truck, they glance at her neighbors’ home a well-maintained beauty with three Gods in the front yard and one of them is shirtless. Le
Jul 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Having never read a Lori Foster romance before, even though a few of her older ones are on my TBR list, I’m not sure if my issues with this book are due to her general writing style, or are just unique to this book.

This is definitely a contemporary romance in the vein of a Kristan Higgins, or a Jill Shalvis (but not as cutesy), but honestly felt more like a New Adult romance to me. Even though our main characters are all in their late twenties and early thirties, Honor comes across as naive, you
Stacy Fetters
Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Original Review frow A Court Of Coffee And Books
Received a copy from BEA Chicago 2016 and met the author!
Somedays you just need to prop your feet up with a glass of wine and forget all about reality. With this never ending doom of an election, clown sightings and people being grabbed like six packs, you need something cheesy and uplifting to change your mood. That's where L. Foster comes in.
Love never comes into your life when you are looking for it. I can say this first hand. So, trust me I kn
Sarah Lehman
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Don't Tempt Me & could not put it down. Jason Guthrie was very busy with his business, having his widowed brother Hogan & nephew Colt living with him & helping improve the neighborhood & keeping it safe. Honor Brown is his new neighbor who moves in next door & she is busy as well. Honor herself hasn't had an easy life-because of her past she has trouble trusting others, leaning on them & relying on them to help her. She doesn't want to be a bother to anyone, she wants to be independent. ...more
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Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was AMAZING and sweet and just plain perfect. It had every element that I love in a Lori Foster book. I was mad that I had to go to a family picnic to stop reading LOL. I really loved Jason and Honor as a couple and I hope that maybe this is the start of a new series.
Annetta Sweetko
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will have to say right away I loved DON'T TEMPT ME. Readers get two very complex stories in one great book. You will meet Honor Brown, a sweetheart of a girl determined to make it on her own, so much so that she equates accepting help as showing weakness. After losing her mother, she is dropped off at her grandfather's home by her father who then disappears. Her aunts and cousin always made her feel as if she was taking advantage of the old man ... even though that couldn't be further from the ...more

Lori Foster is so great at creating communities in her books that I want to be a part of, and Don’t Tempt Me is no different…the location and characters just pulled me in! This is the first in a new series and after reading it I can’t wait for more.

DTM is such a heartwarming and feel good story. Jason is an upstanding guy, a hard-working family man. He’s smitten with Honor the moment he lays eyes on her. Honor’s starting a new phase in her life. She’s just bought a new house next to Jason, his b
Kizzie Brown
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Don’t Tempt Me Was Sweet and Sexy, but Powerfully Complex

What’s more tempting than a sexy, hunky handyman that lives next door? How about a whole neighborhood of single, sexy hunks! With Lori Foster’s latest stand alone novel, Don’t Tempt Me, my first question is, WHERE IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOW CAN I MOVE THERE??

When Honor Brown moves into her new (to her) fixer upper, she is more than a bit overwhelmed by all of the work to be done and by all of the sexy men who live nearby. But it is her n
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Don’t Tempt Me
by Lori Foster

Lori Foster really knows how to make fans swoon, whether her heroes are mixed martial arts stars, cops, PIs or amazing brothers she never lets us down. And now with the debut of her brand new Guthrie brothers series she does it again and she’s giving readers two HEAs in one read!
Don’t Tempt Me is a fast paced thrill ride that includes drama, suspense and plenty of breath stealing heat between the sheets. Her couple, the secret keeping, wall erecting, wary heroine and
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out 5

I love Lori Foster and because of that I had certain expectations going into this read. Let me tell you I was not disappointed. This book does lack the "dangerous" vibe you often get reading a book written by Ms. Foster but it doesn't need it. Don't Tempt Me has just enough dramatic events to make it interesting. And we get a bonus. When I started this book I thought it was about Jason and Honor. By the end I was excited to get to know not one, but two great couples. And th
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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